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Lev Davidovich Landau (January 22 1908 – April 1, 1968) was a prominent Soviet physicist who made fundamental contributions to many areas of theoretical physics. He was awarded the 1962 Nobel Prize in Physics.


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Physicists have directly imaged Landau Levels – the quantum levels that determine electron behavior in a strong magnetic field – for the first time since they were theoretically conceived of by Nobel prize winner Lev Landau in 1930 using scanning tunneling spectroscopy - a spatially resolved probe that interacts directly with the electrons. Scientists at institutions including the University of Warwick and Tohoku University have revealed the internal ring-like structure of these Landau…


Academician Lev Landau by Mikhail Chapiro, 1983

PROGRESSISME-INFO: Lev Landau, sur la vitesse de la lumière, 1967

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Claimed to be the first ever image of Landau levels. The levels are related to the circular motion of electrons or other charged particles in the presence of a magnetic field. Thanks to quantum mechanics, the circular orbits occur at discrete energy levels, which show up in this image as concentric rings. The image was obtained by scanning tunnelling spectroscopy of the surface of a conductor in a magnetic field. However it doesn't actually show the electron density of states as a…